ISBN-10:
0275968502
ISBN-13:
9780275968502
Pub. Date:
04/30/2000
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The Judiciary and Democratic Decay in Latin America: Declining Confidence in the Rule of Law / Edition 1

The Judiciary and Democratic Decay in Latin America: Declining Confidence in the Rule of Law / Edition 1

by William Prillaman
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Overview

Argues that a sound judiciary is critical, but lacking, for the long-term development of Latin American democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275968502
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM C. PRILLAMAN currently serves as a senior Latin American analyst with the U.S. government. Dr. Prillaman has served or traveled in more than a dozen countries in Latin America, where he conducted field research for this study.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
1Toward a Theory of Judicial Reform in Latin America1
2Building a Healthy Judiciary: Independence, Access, and Efficiency15
3El Salvador and the Dangers of Thinking Small39
4Brazil: A Shotgun Approach to Judicial Reform75
5Argentina: Opposite Paths, Same Results111
6Chile's Coherent Approach to Judicial Reform137
7Judicial Reform and Democratic Decay163
Bibliography177
Index195

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